Kinaxis on Response Management, on its 21st Century Supply Chain blog, recently published it’s anti-trends for the down economy.
- Procurement practices will become more adversarial in 2009
as cash-strapped buyers try to force suppliers to accept longer payment terms (instead of adopting good supply chain finance)
- Integrated Business Planning will remain a wish
due to a lack of incentives for Finance and Supply Chain to cross the divide
- Western brand owners will lose market share
as Asia emerges from the global slump sooner than the west, Asian contract manufacturers will establish their own brands to beef up production
These are certainly well thought. I urge you to read the original post in full.